I sat on the couch under four blankets as a heating pad swaddled my head. Afflicted with a three-day old ice-pick to the skull migraine, a freezing body, and a head that felt like it was about to explode. Not my worse night ever, but man I was miserable. Since 2000 my health issues have ranged from good to horrible. Since this wild ride began, I’ve begged and prayed for healing.
Around 10:45 I was in bed praying, when God’s words whispered in my soul that I was healed.
Be healed, little one.
Heat from head to toe enveloped my body and my migraine was gone. We are talking one awesome experience!
This wasn’t just about a migraine. God’s words encompass more. I didn’t suddenly feel like Popeye after a helping of spinach. I feel so much better, I believe God has healed me, yet I must walk the healing out in faith as a “pick up your mat and walk” moment (see John 5). It’s not just about receiving the healing, but walking in the healing. It’s about the moment-by-moment trust even when unable to leap over buildings in a single bound.
I will pick up my mat and go the distance. I won’t plop back down when I’m afraid or don’t feel good. I will walk in faith and trust Him. I won’t hesitate to share what happened– to say what God has done and promised. I’m picking up my mat and walking, because if we don’t believe, we don’t walk in belief.
God, I believe!
“For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith. Who is it that is victorious over [that conquers] the world but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on that fact].” ~ 1 John 5:4 (ESV), 1 John 5:5 (AMP)
I’m believing, praising, and walking!!